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Longtime buddy mourns Lebanon shooting victim

LEBANON, Pa. — Police in Lebanon are investigating a deadly shooting that is believed to have started with an argument.

Just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, 33-year-old Thomas Vance was involved in an argument that turned fatal. Eric MacFaline traveled back to the area to remember his friend that was trying to live a better life.

“He was able to make people so happy. He had such an infectious smile, real goofy smile, and he really cared about the community,” MacFaline said.

MacFaline had known Vance for years and acknowledged that Vance’s life wasn’t always a happy one.

“You know, he had been on the run. He had been in and out of jail but I think that at this time, he was really into making himself a better person for his daughter especially,” MacFaline said.

According to police, the argument occurred in the area of Jones Street. At some point, shots were fired and when officers arrived moments later, Vance was taken to the hospital where he died.

“I have no idea. No idea why he’d be there. I’d seen him in town shopping around a couple of days ago but I don’t know why he’d be there,” MacFaline said.

MacFaline’s said his friend was affectionately known as Thomas “Red Fox” Vance.

“Definitely foxy with the ladies and crimson. I miss him,” MacFaline said.

Police made an arrest and determined that Vance and the shooter knew each other.

The Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office is currently investigating.

Source: wgal